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Los Angeles Longevity & Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Allan Kurtz

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Functional Medicine

Heart Attack and Stroke
Prevention Center of Southern California




Understanding Detoxification

Detox Your Body


Detoxification is defined as "the removal of toxic substances from the body," or a "cleansing of the body." The primary organ involved in detoxification is our liver. Our liver acts like a cleanup crew as it is the filter that toxins from the GI tract must pass through. If the liver is able to keep up with the pace of toxins being formed, they will be filtered out fast enough and never reach the rest of the body.

If the liver is not functioning properly, toxins will enter our circulation and accumulate in various parts of our body, causing damage over time. These toxins then stay in our systems permanently and start to negatively affect various organs, including the liver, colon, kidney, heart, brain, lungs, skin, and endocrine system.

A proper detoxification program will help restore healthy digestive system function by removing harmful toxins, and by promoting nutrient absorption from food which will help you feel more energized!

Environmental Toxins
  • Polluted air from factories
  • Auto exhaust
  • Paint and cleaning products
  • Heavy Metals
  • Pesticides and insecticides
  • Radiation
  • Inhalents
Lifestyle Toxins
  • Fast foods, fried foods
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Recreational drugs
  • Rx and OTC drugs
  • Artificial food additives
  • Preservatives
Internal Toxins
  • Bacterial yeast, fungal overgrowth
  • By-products of metabolic reactions such as Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia and hormones
  • Undigested food
  • Stress
  • Unresolved trauma or abuse
  • Unhappy relationships




A true detoxification program should accomplish three main goals:

  1. REMOVE - This is accomplished by eliminating the incoming burden of toxins from your diet and lifestyle.
  2. RESTORE - This is achieved by supporting the processing and elimination of toxins. Drinking purified water, eating foods that help with detoxification and drinking the Core Support Drink Mix will all assist in the removal of toxins that have long been trapped in your body.
  3. REVITALIZE - Drinking purified water, eating foods that help with detoxification, drinking Core Support and taking PhytoCore capsules will help to enhance Phase I and II detoxification pathways in your liver, as well as support healthy functioning of your digestive system during the detoxification process.


Call Dr. Allan Kurtz at 818.346.1440 to discuss a proper Detoxification program